An optometrist has been shortlisted for a national award.

David Fleischmann, based in Central Middlesex Hospital and DF Optometrists in Chanctonbury Way, Woodside Park, has been shortlisted for the Optometrist of the Year award in the AOP Awards 2018, run by the Association of Optometrists.

The awards recognise those who contribute to the profession and to the public, and had a 75 per cent increase in entrants this year.

Mr Fleischmann said: "It’s a huge honour to be recognised in this way by my peers. It’s going to be an exciting few months."

Members of the public can cast their vote for their favourite optometrist online before 2pm on December 12 ahead of the black-tie dinner and awards ceremony on January 28.

To vote, visit